“When you stay on purpose and refuse to be discouraged by fear, you align with the infinite self, in which all possibilities exist.”
Dr. Wayne Dyer
Do you have a purpose for your life?
Whoa. That’s a serious question and very hard to answer without deep contemplation and consideration. But just because the question is hard doesn’t mean you don’t need to do the serious introspection required to answer it. Perhaps a better way to frame this very broad and significant question is, “do you live your life according to your purpose?”
Finding your solution to this question will be one of the most profound and liberating revelations you will ever experience. It allows you to begin to seek an answer to an even more challenging question. “What is God’s purpose for my life?”
If these questions are too heavy early in the morning (or late in the day, depending on when you read this), consider this much simpler question.
What is the purpose of your life today? You have an infinitely precious gift of time today. What is the purpose of that gift? How are you going to spend it? Why will today matter for you and others? Do you have a reason that today will matter, or is it merely a transactional exchange of time for some nominal or even meaningless set of things or interactions?
Is this how you want to record today in the logbook of life? A day which was a transactional exchange. Or would you prefer to have it mean something? It doesn’t have to be grand or overly complicated. It could be as simple as “my purpose for today is to make four people smile.” Just make it count. Otherwise, why bother?